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World’s wealthiest people

No. 20: Sheldon Adelson
Net worth: $30.4 billion
Source of wealth: Casinos
(Reuters)

The 20 richest people in the world

Allan Shifman

Forbes has released its annual list of the richest people on earth. As far as the top of the list goes, there’s not much change from recent years, although the totals of the net worths keep rising. This is the 30th year that the list has been compiled.

The combined net worth of the 20 people on this list is an eye-popping $968.8 billion.

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(All amounts in U.S. dollars)